Wordless Wednesday — Up a Tree

by Janice

Wordless Wednesday - Jackson in a tree

Actually this picture doesn’t even begin to show the size of this tree or how high Jackson climbed! Jackson has been climbing trees since he was four and so I was surprisingly calm until he got near the top. Then my blood pressure rose and I insisted he get.down.right.now. (The getting down process took some time! He climbed really high!)

Post a photo on your site, link up and find others… Wordless Wednesday is tons of fun. (And I know it says “wordless” but I just can’t bear to not write anything! If I had created it, I probably would have named it something different! LOL)

Here is a fun thumbnail linky…

But if you prefer the old style, you can use this linky:

Thanks to Uisce for creating Wordless Wednesday.

Written by Janice, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom

Did you know that Susan and I own two online toy stores where you can find unique toys for Christmas like a pedal car or an inspiring toy kitchen. You know, in case Santa needs any ideas!

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1 Natalie November 24, 2010 at 12:15 am

I’m such a chicken! I never would’ve climbed trees like that. I just hope my kids don’t inherit my chicken genes!


2 Janice November 24, 2010 at 12:28 am

I am a chicken too! But my mom said she loved to climb trees!


3 Genny November 24, 2010 at 12:16 am

That is one of the best tree-climbing shots I’ve ever seen. Definitely one to save for the books! :)


4 Janice November 24, 2010 at 12:32 am

Thanks! I was wondering whether or not to post it. He got so much higher and the tree was so big that it didn’t really capture it that well. So thanks!


5 Carrie with Children November 24, 2010 at 12:21 am

Looks like you’ve got quite the dare devil on your hands! :) Thanks for the linkup!


6 Janice November 24, 2010 at 12:32 am

He wasn’t though when he was small. But one day he started climbing a tree and realized how much fun it was!


7 Cathi November 24, 2010 at 12:21 am

I adore climbing trees! Our grandchildren recently had the opportunity to climb a huge oak tree and we have awesome photos from the adventure! I bet Jackson would love your photo framed and hanging on the wall of his bedroom! Happy WW!


8 Janice November 24, 2010 at 12:33 am

Isn’t it great to have good climbing trees! :)


9 Marni November 24, 2010 at 12:21 am

How cute! I could NEVER climb that high. Even young and in shape!


10 Janice November 24, 2010 at 12:34 am

Neither could I!!!


11 Tammi November 24, 2010 at 12:22 am

Wow, great shot Janice!! Love the light and the height!
Nice rhyming, eh? lol
What kind of camera do you have again? What lens?
A girls’ gotta make her wish-list, right?

Have a great week,


12 Janice November 24, 2010 at 12:35 am

Thanks!!! I have a Canon 50D and an L series 24-70mm lens. The lens is really nice – I had wanted it for years!!! And I use Lightroom to add that extra ummph. :)


13 Star Traci November 24, 2010 at 12:23 am

I’m not sure who is braver — you or Jackson!


14 Janice November 24, 2010 at 12:35 am

LOL – there was another father at the park and he thought I was NUTS!


15 Mrs. Marine November 24, 2010 at 12:30 am

O-Geez that would freak me out!!! Very cool picture though!


16 Janice November 24, 2010 at 12:36 am

YA – it was a tough one. If he fell it would have been VERY serious! So I asked him not to climb that high again — pleeeaase!


17 Mimi November 24, 2010 at 12:31 am

Oh man, my son climbs our tree and it freaks me out every single time! *shaking my head* Being a mom is NOT easy! LOL


18 Janice November 24, 2010 at 12:36 am

It is brutal isn’t it! Not one easy day!


19 Anne November 24, 2010 at 12:36 am

The perspective on that shot is great! And also the sunlight at the bottom. That’s one brave boy! I’m scared of heights….


20 Janice November 24, 2010 at 12:38 am

Thanks! Yes – I really like the sunlight at the bottom. It made it feel like he was climbing higher than the sun. (Which it felt like to a nervous mom!)
And thanks for the feedback – I wasn’t sure if it was a “good enough” shot. I am tough on myself for WW.


21 Mama Whimsy November 24, 2010 at 12:42 am

This is a wonderful pic! It always makes me smile to see kids climbing in trees, especially in our helicopter parenting society!


22 Mrs. Cox November 24, 2010 at 12:50 am

What a little monkey! LOL I don’t blame you for telling him to get down. I would too :)


23 Jennifer-Eighty MPH Mom November 24, 2010 at 12:59 am

How cute! I love the colors in the background – that is really a neat shot!


24 noelle November 24, 2010 at 1:19 am

yet another thing I get to look forward to having a boy, right?
would love the return visit


25 k November 24, 2010 at 1:32 am

Boys! He’s sure is high up there though. :)


26 Dominique November 24, 2010 at 1:50 am

Whao..that’s a really tall tree.. he must enjoy being up there.
Happy WW


27 @PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman November 24, 2010 at 2:27 am

That is an awesome shot! Love the color.


28 Prem2Pram November 24, 2010 at 2:32 am
29 Larry H. November 24, 2010 at 2:40 am

I am so afraid of the day when our son decides to start climbing trees. It is important to let them explore, and I climbed trees as a child, but still it is scary when they get up so high.


30 JDaniel4's Mom November 24, 2010 at 6:15 am

My son climbins up two feet at two and I get nervous. I am not ready for extreme climbing yet.


31 JDaniel4's Mom November 24, 2010 at 6:17 am

My son climbs up two feet at two and I get nervous. I am not ready for extreme climbing yet.

I should not typed this early in the morning.


32 Paula Kiger November 24, 2010 at 7:47 am

Oh, boys and their adventures! What makes blogging win out over being overprotective? The fact that the shot may be better if he goes up another foot or two so we put overprotectiveness aside and encourage him to climb higher!!


33 Serendipity is Sweet November 24, 2010 at 8:06 am

wow, amazing pic. my son scares the heck outta me too when he climbs trees.


34 Beth November 24, 2010 at 8:15 am

I could see my youngest trying this as he gets older. It scares me, but I can imagine the great pictures from both points of view ;)


35 Carrie November 24, 2010 at 9:13 am

both my kids are monkeys so I expect many pictures like that in my future :)

Happy WW!


36 Lolli November 24, 2010 at 9:36 am

My kids love climbing trees and it always gives me a heart attack to see them up so high. My nerves don’t settle until they are back down on the ground. I always picture the worst….probably because I am terribly afraid of heights. Strange that my kids didn’t get that from me.


37 Mikki November 24, 2010 at 9:54 am

What a great shot!
Oh my. I remember seeing posts of him when he was little.. he’s growing up so fast :-)


38 Felissa (Two Little Cavaliers) November 24, 2010 at 11:34 am

Oh goodness. I would not be calm around a child climbing such a tall tree. I am not scared of heights I am scare of someone falling. You are one brave mommy.


39 Naomi November 24, 2010 at 11:54 am

ooh, that makes my mommy nerves act up! Too high!!!


40 Petula November 24, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Love that photo. Makes me remember how fearless I was when I was that age. I loved to climb trees too until I realized I wasn’t invincible. :-)


41 Susie's Homemade November 24, 2010 at 5:24 pm

That looks like fun!


42 shelly November 24, 2010 at 5:39 pm

lol boys are just like monkeys, aren’t they?


43 SassyModernMom November 24, 2010 at 9:44 pm

LOL I love your reaction to Get down. Now. Mine would have been exactly the same! My oldest is a competitie gymnast and is pretty sure she can climb anything. I often find myself holding my breath as she tests her limits..and mine:)
Great capture!


44 LJS65 November 25, 2010 at 11:10 pm

That is such a great photo, I love how the sun is shining through the tree branches.
It reminds me of how my sister and I used to climb trees when we were little – good times!


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